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January 2020 Cover

Editorial Staff

Managing Editor:
Brian McCurdy
Art Director:
Karen Copestakes
Associate Editor:
Meghann Taft-Lockard

Editorial Correspondence

Today's Wound Clinic
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January 2020

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Volume 14 Issue 1
Helen B. Gelly, MD, FACCWS, UHM/ABPM, FUHM |
By the end of the decade, Medicare Advantage plans are projected to cover nearly half of eligible beneficiaries. This author examines the impact of Medicare Advantage plans, what the plans cover, and how the preauthorization appeals process works. 
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. However, HMP and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and payment…
New Pressure Ulcer/Injury International Clinical Practice Guideline Released    
Don Stephens and Justin Rightmer |
A new year comes with new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) policies regarding requirements for therapeutic outpatient services at all hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAH). These authors explain the final Outpatient Prospective…
Jayesh B. Shah, MD, MSc, UHM (ABPM), CWSP, FAPWCA, FCCWS, FACHM FUHM, FACP |
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have ruled that all outpatient hospital services will be under general supervision. This author discusses the impact of the rule on wound clinics, particularly those that offer hyperbaric oxygen…
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. However, HMP and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and payment…
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
A lot changed for me in 2019. I became a widow, sold the house we lived in for 29 years, moved into a rented townhouse, got my daughter off to college and my son off to graduate school. Thankfully, even the most difficult life changes have at least…
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
Optimizing nutrition can do wonders for chronic wounds. This author takes a look at nutritional screening for patients, and how wound care practitioners, nurses and registered dieticians can meet patients’ nutritional needs as well as their own…
Wade Farrow, MD, CWSP |
Your wound clinic can increase referrals with an effective local digital marketing campaign. This author reviews some basic principles of effective marketing, including optimizing social media use, local search engine optimization and local paid…
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